Darlene asked if she could use one of my Log Cabin designs, not to make a log cabin quilt, but as a layout for a quilt made with big triangles of denim and flannel shirts.
The contrast in her quilt was in the texture of the fabrics rather than the colour and design of the fabric. She was determined NOT to buy any flannel yardage to make it “prettier”. That must have been difficult as she works part-time in a quilt shop!
It works for me despite not being able to touch the quilt. The flannel replaces the light half of the Log Cabin blocks, though in many cases the faded denim is lighter than the flannel.
There are some wonderful flannels!
Of course, while Darlene was playing with her stash I had to try designing quilts using big triangles.
What would happen if the interest of the logs or strips were removed from the triangles and were replaced with half square triangles of scrap fabrics. So let’s take a Log Cabin quilt design and see what happens. It goes from this ………..
………………… to this
There will be more, but in the meantime if you have lots of big triangles look back through the Log Cabin designs I have already posted.
Best of all, Darlene has inspired me to play with big triangles, something I would not have though about trying. And while I play with virtual designs Darlene is thinking about more stash busting using big triangles.